“Autism doesn't define you” “Autism isn't you!” or “Autism isn't who you are!” “Autism isn't your personality” or “Autism isn't your whole personality” “Autism is only part of you” or “Autism is only one part of you” “Autism isn't a part of you” These are all statements I've heard/seen people say/write about autism in relation … Continue reading Actually, Autism DOES Define me.
... What is “autism awareness” all about? What are people trying to spread “awareness” of? Some forms of awareness that can be found in mainstream circles (i.e. being propagated by certain big autism “charities” or organisations and among certain groups of parents and professionals) include being aware that: Autism exists Autism is a disordered, tragic, … Continue reading 30 Things to be Aware of this Autism Acceptance Month
What does autism mean to you? Autism is such a complex and multifaceted entity that it defies being captured in any concise, straightforward way. As I was contemplating my answer to this question, I realised just how many opposite extremes can be associated with autism. So I decided to craft a poem that plays on … Continue reading Autism Is
It's been a little over 19 months since my autism diagnosis. Since 19 is my lucky number, I thought I would write a brief update post. Initially I considered writing about the changes that have happened in my life now that it has been over a year and a half since receiving my diagnosis, but … Continue reading What I’ve learned about autism, autistics and the autism world